Spartacus Peak

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Location of Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Spartakus Peak from Bransfield Strait.

Spartacus Peak (Vrah Spartak \'vr&h spar-'tak\) is an ice-covered 650 m peak in Delchev Ridge, Tangra Mountains, eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The peak overlooks Sopot Ice Piedmont to the northwest and Strandzha Glacier to the east-southeast.

The peak was named after the Thracian warrior Spartacus (c. 109-71 BC) whose likely birthplace was in the Sandanski region, in south-west Bulgaria.


The peak is located at 62°38′19″S 59°55′00″W / 62.63861°S 59.91667°W / -62.63861; -59.91667Coordinates: 62°38′19″S 59°55′00″W / 62.63861°S 59.91667°W / -62.63861; -59.91667, which is next southwest of Trigrad Gap, 880 m east-northeast of Delchev Peak, 760 m southwest of Yavorov Peak and 1.42 km south of Rodopi Peak (Bulgarian mapping in 2005 and 2009).



This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.